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A comparison of bat activity at low and high elevations in the Black Hills of western Washington

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Abstract

We examined the differences in activity patterns and community structure of bats between low (<150 m) and high ( ! 575 m) elevation sites in two habitats of the Capitol State Forest, Washington. Total bat activity averaged four times higher at low elevation sites than at high elevation sites. Feeding activity was almost 20 times higher at low elevation sites. However, the non-myotis group had similar activity levels at high and low elevation, whereas myotis group activity decreased at higher elevations. Different levels of activity between elevations could be the result of differences in insect availability, climatic conditions, and morphology of the bat species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A comparison of bat activity at low and high elevations in the Black Hills of western Washington
Series title:
Northwest Science
Volume
77
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description:
p. 126-130
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Northwest Science
First page:
126
Last page:
130